Manchester has become the epicenter of northern New England’s business and financial activity developing tomorrow’s technologies. Entrepreneurs and public companies alike are moving into refurbished mill facilities and international trade zones, attracted by favorable tax climate, an innovation mindset and a workforce fit for the future.

As the only international law firm in Manchester, we bring world-class corporate and litigation teams to businesses whether their marketplace is regional or global. Knowing financing drives innovation, we’ve grown a national private equity team based in Manchester that operates a unique network matching ideas with capital. Banks, insurance companies and businesses of all sizes pick our team to handle corporate transactions of any complexity.

Our litigators are nationally recognized for solving the most complicated and highest profile business and governmental disputes and have significant trial and class action experience. We have differentiating knowledge and experience working with health care and financial services companies. And we have unusual capability to help clients navigate government investigations and criminal matters. In 2015, Benchmark Litigation named our Manchester office “New Hampshire Firm of the Year” in their annual guide to leading litigation firms.

Nixon Peabody is a business and pro bono service leader among New Hampshire law firms and deeply committed to giving back to our communities. We are sustaining members of New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility and a Steward-level member of the Manchester Chamber of Commerce.

Planet Fitness Member Contract Class Action Trimmed In NJ

Law360 | July 30, 2016

New York City partner Craig Tractenberg, Boston partner Arthur Pressman, Manchester partner Dan Deane and Boston associate Morgan Nighan are mentioned as representing Planet Fitness in a case about its membership agreements with regard to state consumer protection laws.

N.H. bill sent to governor puts new weight behind parts statute, DOI stance, includes aftermarket ban for violators

Repairer Driven News (RDN) | June 15, 2016

M&A and Corporate Transactions partner Jim Hatem provided commentary for this article on the proposed New Hampshire bill formalizing a DOI stance on new-vehicle aftermarket parts as law and putting some serious teeth into an existing parts disclosure statute.

A price on their heads: U.S. DOJ targets execs

New Hampshire Business Review | May 13, 2016

Partner and Government Investigations & White Collar Defense practice group leader Dave Vicinanzo authored this column about the “Yates Memorandum” that revises the Department of Justice’s policy that targets individual employees and executives in investigations, prosecutions and resolutions of corporate wrongdoing.

N.H. Supreme Court to decide whether child abuse cases can be made public

Concord Monitor | April 06, 2016

Manchester partner Dan Deane is noted in this article as counsel for Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA). The coverage notes efforts by attorneys representing the adoptive parents of two children who were victims in a highly publicized sexual abuse case before the state Supreme Court in their effort to make their lawsuit public. CASA and the state Division of Children, Youth and Families are arguing to keep confidential information identifying the children under seal to protect their anonymity.

In All Seriousness...Contracts Are Unintentionally Funny & Oddly Bizarre

The Deal | March 15, 2016

Private equity partner and Manchester managing partner Andrew Share authored this piece that recaps a top 15 list of actual contract provisions and contract negotiations that highlight some bad examples of what, no doubt, were well meaning intentions.

Former Apple Supplier GTAT Gets Nod On Ch. 11 Plan

Law360 | March 09, 2016

The following coverage notes that GT Advanced Technologies Inc. can leave Chapter 11 with a reorganization plan that puts its exit lender in control of the reorganized business. Manchester Financial Restructuring & Bankruptcy partner Dan Sklar is identified as debtor counsel.

Kinder Morgan: Federal regulations preempt state rules on proposed pipeline

Union Leader | March 02, 2016

Partner and leader of the firm’s litigation department Scott O’Connell is quoted in this article about the Federal Energy Regulation Commission and New Hampshire’s Site Evaluation Committee’s conflicting requirements for Kinder Morgan’s proposed interstate transmission pipeline.

Lawyers Weigh in on High Court's Class Action Ruling

Law360 | January 20, 2016

Litigation department co-chair and leader of the Class Actions & Aggregate Litigation practice Scott O’Connell reacts to the Supreme Court’s decision in Campbell-Ewald Co. v. Gomez that a settlement with individual plaintiffs does not foreclose on class claims against a defendant.

Connecticut hospitals move near possible lawsuit over tax

Associated Press | November 30, 2015

This article notes efforts by Connecticut hospitals to fight a tax that the medical centers claim is unconstitutional and is harming hospitals financially. Litigation & Dispute Resolution partner Gordon MacDonald, who is advising the Connecticut Hospital Association, is quoted in the piece.

Editorial: More Equal Justice in N.H..

Valley News | November 12, 2015

This editorial calls attention to the need for equal justice in New Hampshire and highlights the New Hampshire Campaign for Legal Services, a nonprofit seeking to supplement the resources available to the Legal Advice and Referral Center (LARC) and New Hampshire Legal Assistance (NHLA). Manchester partner Gordon MacDonald, a representative of the Campaign for Legal Services, is featured.

Protect your consumers' privacy from mass telemarketing

Rochester Business Journal | October 09, 2015

This column explains the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), the risks to businesses, and how businesses can avoid TCPA liability. Corporate transactions partner Jeff LaBarge, commercial litigation associate Dan Deane and IP litigation associate Troy Lieberman collaborated on the piece.

3rd Circ. Reins In Damages for Disadvantaged Business Fraud

Law360 | October 05, 2015

Government Investigations & White Collar Defense practice group leader Dave Vicinanzo, partner Mark Molloy and associate Emily Crandall Harlan authored this column on curtailing an aggressive loss theory that held defendants to more than the government’s loss in some fraud cases.

New DOJ Policy May Lead to Fewer Plea Deals

Bloomberg BNA White Collar Report | September 25, 2015

This story discusses a new Justice Department policy in which federal prosecutors must focus on individual accountability and that eliminates partial credit for corporate cooperation may have unintended consequences. The topic was the focus of a Nixon Peabody webinar presented by the Government Investigations & White Collar Defense team. Brian Kelly and Dave Vicinanzo are quoted.

Residents, state officials discuss cyanobacteria in Nippo Lake

Foster's Daily Democrat | September 16, 2015

This article notes meeting between NH state environmental officials and Barrington residents and stakeholders discussing what can be done about the ongoing cyanobacteria blooms in Nippo Lake which forced the lake to be closed. Manchester Commercial Litigation partner Kevin Fitzgerald is included and pictured in the story as the Nippo Lake Association’s pro bono counsel.

Think Before You Hit ‘Send'

New Hampshire Business Review | September 04, 2015

Manchester Commercial Litigation associate Dan Deane and Boston IP Litigation associate Troy Lieberman co-authored this column discussing what businesses need to know about the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.

As public funds shrink, legal aid programs increasingly looking to private donations

Concord Monitor | August 29, 2015

Manchester Commercial Litigation partner Gordon MacDonald is quoted in this feature story on attorneys’ increasing efforts to secure financial assistance from local businesses and community stakeholders as the amount of public money to New Hampshire legal aid programs decreases.

NH Business Newsmakers

Union Leader | August 23, 2015

This news brief notes that Manchester Commercial Litigation associate Dan Deane has been elected vice chair of the New Hampshire Bar Association’s Federal Practice Law Section.

To Win NH GOP Primary, First You Win Over Activists

Boston Globe | February 20, 2015

Manchester partners Dave Vicinanzo and Gordon MacDonald are included in this article featuring the top 100 political activists in New Hampshire.

Confusion Persists Over Medical Marijuana Enforcement

Law360 | January 21, 2015

A team of Commercial Litigation attorneys including Albany partner Dan Hurteau, Manchester associate Anthony Galdieri, Albany associate Jena Rotheim and Washington, DC, associate Angela Buckner co-authored this article discussing the omnibus spending bill that allows for state implementation of existing medical marijuana laws.

If Budget-Writers Sweep Dedicated Funds, Is It Legal?

New Hampshire Public Radio | January 12, 2015

Manchester Commercial Litigation partner Gordon MacDonald discusses the potential use of dedicated funds by lawmakers to balance the budget.

Why the Rise of Ascertainability Signals the Fall of 'All Natural' Consumer Class Actions

Product Liability Law & Strategy | January 01, 2015

Buffalo Commercial Litigation partner Viv Quinn and Manchester Commercial Litigation associate Anthony Galdieri authored this column discussing consumer class actions have challenged the labeling of food and beverage products as "All Natural," "100% Natural" or some variant.

Pricey Deal Auctions Squeeze Small PE Players

Law360 | November 19, 2014

Partner and co-head of the Private Equity Transactions group Phil Taub is quoted in this article discussing how smaller private equity firms are impacted by auctions for a limited number of quality targets.

3 Tips for Navigating Today's Crowded Deal Auctions

Law360 | September 25, 2014

Partner and co-head of the Private Equity Transactions group Phil Taub is quoted in this article on how the imbalance in the number of investors looking quickly close deals and the number of targets has forced bankers to elongate the auction process and potential buyers to adapt.

Dealmakers Q&A: Nixon Peabody's Phil Taub

Law360 | July 30, 2014

Partner and co-head of the Private Equity Transactions group Phil Taub is featured in this Q&A, part of Law360’s series with dealmaking movers and shakers.

New Hampshire's Legal Sector Shows Signs of Improvement

National Law Journal | July 21, 2014

Manchester office managing partner Kevin Fitzgerald provides commentary on the state of the New Hampshire legal industry.

Medicaid Act May Offer Cause of Action against Rate Cuts

Law360 | July 09, 2014

Manchester Commercial Litigation associate Anthony Galdieri authored this column discussing whether Section 13(A) of the Medicaid Act is enforceable in court by private litigants.

Medicaid Rate Challenges in the Wake of Douglas

DRI Medlaw Update | June 01, 2014

Litigation department co-chair Scott O’Connell, Manchester Commercial Litigation partner Gordon MacDonald and Manchester Commercial Litigation associate Anthony Galdieri authored this column discussing whether the Medicaid Act is a mandate to ensure efficient, economic and quality medical care to Medicaid patients or simply a vehicle for states to access federal funds to help balance state budgets.

Trial Lawyer by Day, Cowboy on Nights and Weekends

Boston Business Journal | May 23, 2014

Partner and co-leader of the firm’s Litigation Department Scott O’Connell, who owns a 15-acre farm in Amherst, New Hampshire, is profiled in this feature story.

NH DMV wrong to deny "COPSLIE" license plate, supreme court rules

Union Leader | May 08, 2014

This article notes the pro bono work of Manchester Commercial Litigation associate Anthony Galdieri and Manchester Government Investigations & White Collar Defense practice group leader Dave Vicinanzo, who represented the New Hampshire Civil Liberties Union in this free-speech matter in front of the New Hampshire Supreme Court involving a local man’s bid to obtain a vanity license plate.

What Should Lawyers Do When They Receive Ambiguous Orders Compelling Arbitration?

For the Defense | May 01, 2014

Manchester Commercial Litigation associate Anthony Galdieri authored this column discussing when orders to compel arbitration are final or appealable. Click here to read the full article.


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